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    State of the Real Estate Industry

    Diana Olick talked about the state of the real estate industry and the possible impact of interest rate hikes on the housing market. Topics included first time buyers, housing supplies, the…

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    Housing Market and Presidential Candidates

    Housing experts and civil rights advocates discussed the future of the housing market. They focused on rising foreclosures, unequal opportunity, and access to credit. Janis Bowdler in her opening…

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    Federally Owned and Leased Buildings

    David Wise discussed properties owned and leased by the federal government, which total about 400,000 buildings. Of those 400,000 about 68,000 are leased to non-government entities, the remainder are primarily held as…

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    U.S. Economy and Real Estate Trends

    Paul Bishop talked about real estate market trends, and responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. Topics included new home construction, existing home sales, interest…

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    Small Property versus Big Government

    Clarence Y.H. Lo talked about his book, Small Property versus Big Government: Social Origins of the Property Tax Revolt. Video clips were shown of NBC news reports on the California ballot initiative…

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    Freddie Mac Bets Against Homeowners

    Chris Arnold and Jesse Eisinger talked about Freddie Mac and a report that it made investments against homeowners who wanted to refinance their houses. They responded phone calls and…

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    Economic Outlook and Real Estate Markets

    Mayors, business leaders and policy analysts discussed a new report showing that less than 10 percent of the U.S. metropolitan areas have regained the jobs they’ve lost in the economic…

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    Farmland Prices

    Participants talked about rising prices on farmland and investment speculation that the rising prices had encouraged. The price of farmland in America had doubled over the past decade. Low interest…

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    State of the Housing Market

    Industry leaders and experts testified on the current condition and challenges facing the housing market.

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    Immigration and Housing Policy

    Representative Mike Honda made opening remarks on the history of immigration policy in the Unites States. In his comments he said that immigration is not just a Hispanic issue. Afterward,…

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    Commercial Real Estate and Bank Stability, Analysts and Industry Representatives

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the commercial real estate market on the stability of banks. They focused on comparisons between the situations in the commercial and residential…

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    Commercial Real Estate and Bank Stability, Federal Officials Panel

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the commercial real estate market on the stability of banks. In his testimony, Patrick Parkinson said that banks have only taken 40 to 50 percent of the…

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    Real Estate Industry

    Dana Olick talked about the latest on the real estate industry, including the recent report that found despite government aid foreclosure activity rose 19 percent in March 2010. She…

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    Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified on the condition of small business and commercial real estate lending in local markets. The Obama Administration proposed transferring $30 billion dollars from the…

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    Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on the condition of small business and commercial real estate lending in local markets. The Obama Administration proposed transferring $30 billion dollars from the…

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    Residential and Commercial Real Estate Markerts

    Dawn Kopecki talked about the latest developments in the residential and commercial real estate markets. Topics included recent trends in residential foreclosure rates and purchases of new and…

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    Foreclosure Nation: Mortgaging the American Dream

    Shari Olefson talked about her first book Foreclosure Nation: Mortgaging the American Dream (Prometheus Books; March 24, 2009). A Florida real estate attorney and educator, she explained…

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    U.S. Real Estate Industry

    Thomas Kunz, participating from New York City, talked about how public policy decisions in Washington impact the nation’s real estate industry. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. This…

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    House Debate on Home Mortgage Restructuring

    This section featured a floor debate on an amendment offered by Rep. Lofgren, entitled H.AMDT.24, for HR 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. The House passed both HR 1106 by a…

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    Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain

    Mr. Greenhut talked about his book Abuse Of Power: How The Government Misuses Eminent Domain, published by Seven Locks Press. In June 2004, his book documented this growing use of local…

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